Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned Israel and the West of a military strike against his country as the debate in Israel over the possibility of military action intensified over the weekend.
In an interview with the Egyptian state-owned newspaper Al-Akhbar, Ahmadinejad accused Israel and the United States of building international support for a military strike, and said that "the arrogant should know that Iran will not allow them to take any action against it."
It comes just a few days before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is expected to release a report on Iran's nuclear program. Previous reports have focused on Iran's uranium enrichment program, which it says are solely for civilian purposes. The latest report is to focus on allegations that Iran plans to use the material to build a nuclear warhead, an accusation that Iran has always rejected.
Speculation is growing that Israel may be planning a pre-emptive strike against Iran. The Haaretz newspaper reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has support from Defense Minister Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for such a strike.
Barak was in London over the weekend, which Israeli media interpreted as evidence of the government's desire to build international support for military action against Iran. The Guardian newspaper reported that the British military was already preparing for an attack.
There's another great article from FrontPageMag titled, "Will Israel Invade Gaza?" In it the writer offers some pros and cons to an Israeli offensive. With the Iranian threat of a multi-front war, I think Israel should strike when it suits them.